Thursday, May 31, 2012

It All Started with Artisanal Moonshine...

Just published in the British journal, The Drinks Business,is my story on how American craft distilling got its start and a look at where it may be going.

Cocktails Are Made in the Garden

Pull out a note pad or a tape recorder, and every winemaker will whisper her secret to you: "The wine is made in the vineyard!" Follow Kim Haasarud around a farmers' market, and you'll soon see her secret to making cocktails - they are all made in the garden. So if you're tired of the same old gin and tonic or classic Manhattan, maybe it's time to turn over a new leaf. Cucumber or basil will do for a start.

Whitewater Rafting on New River

As a native West Virginian, I have viewed the New River Canyon as one of our greatest natural wonders - especially when you are roaring through a rapids on a flimsy raft!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Coming Soon: New Articles Postings

It's been a busy May for writing and for the appearance of newly published and about-to-be published articles. Coming soon to this screen! WINE ENTHUSIAST Cocktails from the Produce Market. SANTÉ MAGAZINE Charlie Trotter’s Last Meal. USA TODAY TRAVEL Whitewater Rafting on the New River. BEVERAGE MEDIA Monitoring Changing Consumer Tastes. THE DRINKS BUSINESS (UK) Growth of American Craft Distilleries. MAGAZYN WINO (Poland) Bordeaux Primeurs – the 2011 Vintage.